Helen Lindqvist

Senior Lecturer

Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 13, plan 3
41390 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 459
405 30 Göteborg

About Helen Lindqvist

Associate Professor Helen Lindqvist's research focuses on biomarkers from food (metabolomics) and how diet influence disease acitivity and inflammation in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

She defended her dissertation in 2008 at Chalmers University of Technology, and the thesis focused on high quality dietary interventions and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, already then reflecting an interest in biomarkers that could be used as markers for dietary compliance. Her work within metabolomics started together with Anna Winkvist and co-workers at the Swedish NMR Center in 2011. Today her work within dietary metabolite patterns covers post-prandial studies, dietary cross-over intervention studies, and cohort studies. Focus has been on finding patterns of metabolites in both serum and urine samples that separate different diet regimens such as high and low intake of food from animal sources.

Since many years she has also focused on how diet influences patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She has been the PI for the clinical intervention studies: MIRA-Mussels, Inflammation och Rheumatoid Arthritis, ADIRA- Anti-inflammatory Diet, Inflammation and Rheumatoid Arthritis and PIRA- Postprandial Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Also, in this field metabolomics has been used as a tool to find metabolites that could both reflect dietary compliance but also discriminate between responders and non-responders.